Primary-Pride, Pride!

December 2021

Pleasanton Primary Mission Statement

The Primary family is devoted to educating and inspiring all students academically, socially, and emotionally by giving our love and instilling integrity. We will model the importance of family, faith, and wisdom with our leaders of tomorrow.

Pleasanton Primary Vision Statement

The vision of Pleasanton Primary School is to equip and empower a community of lifelong learners with the foundation to lead and succeed in our rapidly changing world.
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Blue Santa Toy Drive

November 18th-December 16th

Pleasanton Primary Eagles will be hosting a toy drive to benefit the Blue Santa program. New unwrapped toys can be dropped off in the Blue Santa box located near the front office during school hours, 7 A.M. to 4 P.M. Pleasanton PD will distribute all toys on December 17th.


If you would like to receive a Blue Santa gift, you will need to pick up an application from the front office or the Police Station. The deadline for the complete application and copy of your proof of residence is due to the Police Station, or the Primary by December 6th .

Grade Level Student Goals

Special Education

Fine motor skills, sequencing and patterns.

Pre-K

Literacy- Identifies 10 or more uppercase/lowercase letters and produces 10 or more letter sounds.


Math- Identifies 5 or more numerals, counts to 15 or higher and count sets of 5 or more items.

Kindergarten

Literacy- Orally blending sounds to make words. Example: What word do these sounds make /c/ /a/ /t/


Math- Read, write, and represent numbers 1 through 15 & Count by 1’s from 1 to 50 and from any given number.

First Grade

Literacy- Put a list of words in alphabetical order to the second letter. Read words with inflectional endings such as -ing, -ed, s, and es.


Math- Order a set of 3 numbers from greatest to least, and least to greatest up to 120.

Students of the Month

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First Quarter Perfect Attendance

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12 Days of Christmas

Lets have some fun and celebrate the 12 days of Christmas.


2nd-Wear a Winter Hat

3rd-Wear an Ugly Christmas Sweater

6th-Wear Blue and White for Winter Wonderland

7th-Reindeer Day-dress as your favorite reindeer

8th-Grinch Day-dress as a Grinch

9th-Wear a Santa Hat

10th-Make a Christmas craft in class

13th-Dress like an Elf

14th-Wear Christmas Socks

15th-Holiday Treat

16th-Pajama Day-lets stay comfy and warm!

17th-Christmas Parties/Wear a Holiday Shirt

Fantastic Fridays

When your child attends school Monday through Thursday with no absences, they earn a privilege on the Friday of that particular week. We refer to this as Fantastic Fridays (FF) on the monthly calendar.


December 3-Wear Camo


December 10-Holiday Socks


December 17-Holiday Shirt

Important Dates to Remember

December 15th-Cookies with Santa (5:15-7:00)


December 16th-PK Family Night (5:30-6:30)


December 17th-Early Release (noon)


December 20-January 4th-NO SCHOOL

2021-22 Lunch and Learn

January 24th will be the next Lunch and Learn. Stay tuned for details.

Counseling Corner with Mrs. Andrada

HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CALM DOWN


Big emotions can feel difficult for children to control. Here are a few strategies you can use to help your child manage their emotions and calm down.

Model Managing Difficult Feelings: Describe your own feelings to your child and model the coping skills you use to calm yourself, such as deep breathing or ranking the intensity of your emotions from 1-10. This will teach your child how to develop their own coping strategies and become more aware of their emotions.

Validate Your Child’s Feelings: By showing your child that you are listening and attempting to understand them, you can help to deescalate them and possibly prevent larger scale behaviors such as tantrums. It is important to remember that showing acceptance of their feelings is not the same as agreeing with them.

Utilize Active Ignoring: Ignoring inappropriate behaviors such as whining, arguing, and verbal outbursts can help to reduce the chances of these behaviors occurring again. The key to this tool’s effectiveness is to immediately give your attention back to your child as soon as they do something you can praise.

Provide Positive Attention: Providing positive attention for good behaviors increases their likelihood of reoccurring. It is important to provide praise for even your child’s seemingly small, positive behavioral changes.

Set Clear Expectations: Outbursts and tantrums can be prevented by setting clear expectations and setting up consistent routines for your child to follow. While changes can be unavoidable, their effects can be minimized by warning your child about them in advance.

Provide Options: Giving your child an option when asking them to perform a task they are unenthused about may reduce the likelihood of an outburst. This may look like giving your child the choice of which task they would like to complete first or where they want to complete it.

Plan in Advance: When you predict that a situation or scenario may be emotionally challenging for your child, prepare for it in advance by having a calm conversation prior to the event and strategizing about how you will make it through this obstacle together.

5 Special Minutes Per Day: Setting aside a small amount of time each day to spend time with your child and doing an activity of their choice can help manage your child’s stress and help foster a positive child-parent connection. These 5 minutes should not be contingent on good behavior.


Adapted from: Child Mind Institute: How to Help Children Calm Down (2021) For a full view of the article, visit the following link https://childmind.org/article/how-to-help-children-calm-down/

Little Eagles Give Back

A great big THANK YOU to all who donated to the food drive for the Atascosa Feast of Thanksgiving. Many of our students also helped create pumpkins that were used as center pieces, which made the meal even more festive. We look forward to helping again next year.
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Look at our students shine!

First Grade Family Night

Positive Words for a PISD Staff Member

Click here and share your positive thoughts on one of Pleasanton Primary staff members.

BCFS

Click here for more information on BCFS

Amazing Primary Team!

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S.O.A.R

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We are the Eagles!

The soaring, soaring Eagles!

From Pleasanton Primary School!

We are Safe,

We are Obedient,

We are Accountable,

We are Respectful!

S-O-A-R --S-O-A-R-- S-O-A-R --SOAR!

Students of the Month